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Poster: and improved! Date: Mar 16, 2013 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Zappa Estate takes interesting business approach

"Pretty Pat"

[Interviewer:] Who came up with the name "Mothers of Invention"?
[FZ:] I did.
[Interviewer:] Just . . . ?
[FZ:] Well, it was sort of forced upon me because, uh, the group was originally called "The Mothers" and, uh, our original contract was with Verve Records, a subsidiary of MGM, and they refused to sign a group called "The Mothers" because they felt that the . . . that it was obscene. And so they wanted to change it to "The Mothers Auxiliary." So, out of necessity, we became "The Mothers of Invention." Is that pretty pat?
[Interviewer:] That's it.
[FZ:] That's what happened